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Fire Safe Council Gets $30,000 from Nevada County

The local Fire Safe Council is getting its annual 30-thosand dollars from Nevada County, but that funding has only been in place in recent years. Fire Safe Council of Nevada County Executive Director Joanne Drummond says although that money is a small portion of their budget, they are able to stretch it a long way…

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The bulk of their funding is through federal grants and in-kind private donations. Drummond says the county funding is now part of an annual contract, but that contract wasn’t put in place until federal PILT, or ‘payment in lieu of taxes’ money started to dry up…

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Drummond says the council’s annual budget is about 1.2 million dollars. The County Board of Supervisors officially okayed the 30-thousand dollar expenditure at its meeting yesterday (Tuesday).

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